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US stocks end higher ahead of Fed meeting results

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The stock market is closing broadly higher as investors await the results of a key meeting by the Federal Reserve.

Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Sept. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 14 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Sept. 8 to Sunday Sept. 15 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

Threat conviction tossed in violent poem case

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

A federal appeals court has tossed the conviction of a Utah man who was found guilty of threatening to kill a professor by sending an email containing a violent anti-immigrant poem.

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

|Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 15, 2014:

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.

History books spark new Texas classroom battle

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation's Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases.

Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Radio host Ira Flatow and his "Science Friday" show that airs on many National Public Radio stations have agreed to pay nearly $146,000 to settle civil claims that they misused money from a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, federal officials said Tuesday.

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.